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The Melting Pot

501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-244-3463
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fondue” (31 reviews)
“coq au vin” (3 reviews)
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04:00 - 10:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There was a Groupon so we thought we would give it a try. It was our first fondue experience and it was great. We went beyond the Groupon offering and got dessert as well. It may become a normal spot when we visit our daughter...More

Thank ScottyN3
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We've been to multiple melting pots. Its a nice quiet interactive meal for my wife and I. We always do a four course menu. This was one of first times we didn't leave stuffed, probably good. I think portion size may be tad smaller. Either...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Three of us went and ordered The Big Night Out. Big was an understatement. The first course was a salad, there were several choices. Two of us had the wedge and one had the California. Both were fantastic. We chose the classic cheddar as our...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this place is! Husband brought me here for a romantic date night and it was perfect. Warm, relaxing atmosphere and comfortable seating. Started with some great cocktails while they prepared the cheese fondue at our table. The...More

Thank Tricia P
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your nice comments. I'm really glad you had such a great time

Reviewed 17 March 2017

We totally enjoyed our visit to this warm, relaxed restaurant decorated in rich dark tones. Fondues are the perfect meal for a laid-back, conversation-filled evening. Our server Travis was friendly, attentive, and made the evening even more enjoyable! Not being big eaters, we opted for...More

1  Thank AnneMarie B
Management response:Responded 21 March 2017

Thanks for your nice comments about Travis

Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our first time visiting this type of restaurant and we were totally impressed with the service, food and décor. Our waiter, Tim explained every little detail from the beginning to our final course. The food was really well prepared with all the seasoning...More

Thank chiefburch
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Thank for your feedback! I'm glad Tim took great care of you!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I had a perfect night out at The Melting Pot. The waitress Lisa T was amazing and really new her stuff. She made our experience fun and delightful.

Thank Mimi M
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Lisa T is awesome and one of our best servers thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I always end up here for our date nights. We love the atmosphere. Ask for Joshua for your server. Excellent! Makes the whole experience so enjoyable. It is a little pricey but we never leave hungry. Always plenty to eat.

Thank Katie D
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Josh is great and I'm really glad you had a great time dining with us. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience at a fondue restaurant and it did not disappoint! Our waitress was very helpful as we didn't even know where to begin. We ended up doing the 4 course meal and everything was delicious. The owner even came around to...More

1  Thank kelseyl744
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback it is so valuable to us. I'm glad you loved your visit here.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to the chain restaurant and it was fabulous. Definitely a food experience we did the four course which was awesome. It was during restaurant week so the wine flight was a must try. Enjoyed the experience. Allow for plenty of...More

1  Thank Robin W
Management response:Responded 16 March 2017

Hopefully you got to try our local wine flight. I'm so happy you had a great dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:30
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
    (5th & Water)
  • Public Transportation: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-3463
Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.
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